gedit

Default GNOME client for Windows

Linux fans will already be familiar with the world of GNOME but gedit has brought it to a wider audience by providing the default GNOME editor on Windows. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Supports a huge range of languages
  • Supports remote editing
  • Plugins extend functionality

CONS

  • Doesn't allow inserting of multimedia content
  • May seem limited without plugins

Very good
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Linux fans will already be familiar with the world of GNOME but gedit has brought it to a wider audience by providing the default GNOME editor on Windows.

gedit provides a simple interface from which you have access to a full text editor with programming functions and is compatible with most languages. gedit incorporates text search and replace, spell checking, printing and support for opening almost any file.

The range of languages supported by Gnome include C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python and Perl. You can Undo and Redo actions, edit files remotely and all the other standard functions you'd expect from an editor including go to a specific line, text wrapping and backing-up of files.

Nevertheless, gedit may seem a bit basic for some programming needs but this problem has been offset somewhat by the introduction of plugins which add advanced functions to the editor.

Whether you're familiar with geddit from Linux or just want a simple but powerful editor, geddit is a solid choice.

Changes

  • Bug fixes
  • Translations updated
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Download

gedit 2.30.2

— User reviews — about gedit

  • nhermosilla14

    by nhermosilla14

    "Great choice if you want a free, open source, and easy to use text editor."

    Very stable, easy and clean interface. It's gtk dependance provides an quiet simple way to change it's look completely, ... More.

    reviewed on August 4, 2013

  • Takida

    by Takida

    "Best simple text editor in the world"

    It have anything you need to edit simple text and program code. It has many unique features like remote editing, syntax ... More.

    reviewed on February 5, 2012

  • adowwolf

    by adowwolf

    "Way Cooler than Notepad!! :D"

    I used this program in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) and loved it! I like the fact that you can use highlights for pro... More.

    reviewed on August 24, 2011